Posts Tagged ‘Amazon’

January 7th, 2019 - 1:20 pm § in America

Does Amazon Prime Have More Room To Grow In The US?

 Jeff Bezos revealed last year that Prime has topped 100 million members. That is about 60% of Amazon customers and close to 50% of all adult shoppers in the US!.  Prime members spend $1,400 per year, while nonmembers still spend just $600. REMEMBER SEARS ROEBUCK?   [...]

November 4th, 2018 - 4:11 pm § in Misc.

Washington D.C. wins Amazon HQ2 sweepstakes

The Washington Post, owned by Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, reported Sunday that Amazon is close to naming Crystal City, Virginia, as the site of its second headquarters, in walking distance of the Washington Monument and Reagan Airport. Crystal City has a unique underground pedestrian tunnel system conne[...]

September 22nd, 2018 - 1:32 am § in The Ave Scene

Amazon uber alles?

Amazon spent nearly $23 billion on R&D last year — more than any other U.S. company[...]

June 28th, 2018 - 8:25 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

In the midst of Trump’s war on Obamacare, there is another huge disruptive force, Amazon.  

Amazon buys online pharmacy PillPack I predicted this several months ago.  When Amazon bought Whole Foods it seemed to me that the best part of that deal was real estate.   Having parking and a presence in better-off neighborhoods was perfect. The rest of the puzzle was  the absolute mess of dru[...]

May 16th, 2018 - 1:31 am § in The Ave Scene

AMAZON: The history

For sale! You can buy the very first sketches of the Amazonian warrior princess who battled on the side of good before Jeff Bezos brought her talents to an industrial edge. The sketches made in 1941, predating even Mr, Bezos’ birth, came from the estate of comic book illustrator H.G. Peter. Wo[...]

May 2nd, 2018 - 12:53 pm § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

Bezos vs Seattle: Amazon fights back

 Amazon has paused construction planning on a new downtown Seattle tower as the City Council considers a new tax on large employers  The action is a bold political move of the kind Amazon has rarely made in Seattle and could lend weight to a big-business backlash against the proposed tax.  A maj[...]

February 25th, 2018 - 11:49 pm § in Misc.

Amazon Announces First Perk ..The AMP

Amazon has been famous for offering few of works typical of its competitor’s. Jeff Bezos has insisted that his employees can buy their own lunch ! No free massagesNow, Amazon, working with designer Cornelius Comanns.  has come up with a great Amazonian perk. Instead of a vacation, employees c[...]

February 20th, 2018 - 8:25 am § in The Ave Scene

More evidence HQ2 for Amazon will be in Philadelphia

Amazon’s movement into healthcare makes the choice of Philadelphia  for Amazon’s  HQ2 look even more clear. Today’s piece in the Seattle Times about Amazon’s increased investments in healthcare makes my suggestion that the choice for HQ2 will be  Philadelphia clear. Amazon[...]

January 18th, 2018 - 9:17 am § in Misc.

Amazons Final 20: The Ave Bets

Amazon’s choices of its top 20 look a lot like what I expected.  The key words would be … access to DC, access to Europe, good mass transit, good housing stock and GREAT TALENT POOLS. My bets have been and still are on Toronto and Philly.  These two share a lot.  High on the list [&he[...]